Rootkits on the rise, McAfee reports
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Rootkits on the rise, McAfee reports

The number of malicious programs is on the rise, according to McAfee's Avert Labs, with exponential increases in rootkits and Windows-based stealth components.

In the first quarter of 2006, the number of rootkits increased by 700% over the year-ago period, according to McAfee. Meanwhile, the number of Windows-based stealth components dominate the landscape, with an increase of 2300 percent from 2001 to 2005.

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